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Old 02-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #13516
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Hi Tracy,
As you are probably aware, tyres have dots on them which mark the light
spot on the tyre. This is then fitted next to the valve which is
potentially the heaviest part of the wheel and thus to a certain degree
the light spot and heavy spot will counteract eachother.

We did not put balance dots on our tyres as we were striving to
eliminate any light and heavy spots on our tyres. We have been asked
this question about dots many times and as we have improved upon, but
not eliminated the light/heavy spots on our tyres, we have decided to
re-introduced the balance dots on certain new tyres over the coming
weeks. Your tyre will not have a mark on it.

Best regards,

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:25 PM   #13517
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #13518
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My factory tires were not balanced and had no problems. The next two rear tires I did not balance and had no problems. The last set that I put on, had a pretty good vibration so I decided to balance this one so I don't have to take it off later for balancing. I can't put weights in center due to spoke design. So really nobody answered my question. Does it make a difference if weights on one side or both? Assuming it doesn't matter since all my other bikes only had on one side. While I'm here, does anyone have Olympia air glide pants, if so do you like them?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:38 PM   #13519
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My factory tires were not balanced and had no problems. The next two rear tires I did not balance and had no problems. The last set that I put on, had a pretty good vibration so I decided to balance this one so I don't have to take it off later for balancing. I can't put weights in center due to spoke design. So really nobody answered my question. Does it make a difference if weights on one side or both? Assuming it doesn't matter since all my other bikes only had on one side. While I'm here, does anyone have Olympia air glide pants, if so do you like them?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #13520
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Just weight,some one will give an answer.
Don't pick sides.
Keep your balance.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:01 PM   #13521
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These seem pretty balanced......

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:06 PM   #13522
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Just weight,some one will give an answer.
Don't pick sides.
Keep your balance.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #13523
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If you are doing the static weight balancing there would be no way of knowing which side was out. I generally just put weights on one side unless I need alot. I've got spoke weights on the KLR and KTM, stickon on the ST. The KTM bounced quite violently on the road as it had only one wheel lock and no weights. After balancing, 3 oz front and 4 rear, its been fine.

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My factory tires were not balanced and had no problems. The next two rear tires I did not balance and had no problems. The last set that I put on, had a pretty good vibration so I decided to balance this one so I don't have to take it off later for balancing. I can't put weights in center due to spoke design. So really nobody answered my question. Does it make a difference if weights on one side or both? Assuming it doesn't matter since all my other bikes only had on one side. While I'm here, does anyone have Olympia air glide pants, if so do you like them?
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:39 PM   #13524
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My factory tires were not balanced and had no problems. The next two rear tires I did not balance and had no problems. The last set that I put on, had a pretty good vibration so I decided to balance this one so I don't have to take it off later for balancing. I can't put weights in center due to spoke design. So really nobody answered my question. Does it make a difference if weights on one side or both? Assuming it doesn't matter since all my other bikes only had on one side. While I'm here, does anyone have Olympia air glide pants, if so do you like them?
It shouldnt make any difference where you put the weights whether they are in the center or side.
You could also try doing a huge burnout using all sides of the tire and see if that helps with vibration
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:05 PM   #13525
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I change tires, then put it on the balance before I bead them up. I spin the tire on the rim until I find the best balance, bead them up and ride with no weights.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:57 PM   #13526
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My factory tires were not balanced and had no problems. The next two rear tires I did not balance and had no problems. The last set that I put on, had a pretty good vibration so I decided to balance this one so I don't have to take it off later for balancing. I can't put weights in center due to spoke design. So really nobody answered my question. Does it make a difference if weights on one side or both? Assuming it doesn't matter since all my other bikes only had on one side. While I'm here, does anyone have Olympia air glide pants, if so do you like them?
What about buying REUSABLE spoke weights?
A few different places sell them.

http://www.nomartirechanger.com/Spok...wt-spoke14.htm
http://www.aerostich.com/re-usable-w...ts-8-pack.html
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:27 AM   #13527
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What about buying REUSABLE spoke weights?
A few different places sell them.

http://www.nomartirechanger.com/Spok...wt-spoke14.htm
http://www.aerostich.com/re-usable-w...ts-8-pack.html

Just put the effin weights anywhere on the wheel, inside,outside,upside, downside already,,,,,

or use some type of balancing agent inside the wheel (dynabeeds or whatever)
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:41 AM   #13528
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Just put the effin weights anywhere on the wheel, inside,outside,upside, downside already,,,,,

or use some type of balancing agent inside the wheel (dynabeeds or whatever)
Like James bond ?

We had a fox in the yard at1am I love to see them but the crys are blood Awful I think it's mating session
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:16 AM   #13529
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:50 AM   #13530
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